Cop's behaviour a 'humiliation' to Ottawa force: tribunal

Ottawa Police Service. (QMI Agency File Photo)

Ottawa Police Service. (QMI Agency File Photo)

Danielle Bell, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:18 PM ET

OTTAWA – A veteran Ottawa cop whose conduct was described as “extremely unprofessional” and a “humiliation” to the force will not lose his job after pleading guilty to 23 charges under the Police Services Act.

Const. Keith Heaton was sentenced Thursday to a one-year demotion and extensive re-training for charges relating to unnecessary force, abusing authority, pepper-spraying a woman, and conducting police database checks on colleagues, relatives and himself.

He is demoted to third-class constable for six moths, then second-class constable for six months, before returning to first-class constable, pending successful training.


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